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NBA Star Flings Ladder in Tiff With Arena Staffer

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lost his cool in confrontation after game in Philly

(Newser) - Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo argued with an arena worker and flung a ladder away from a basket, sending it toppling over as he tried to shoot practice free throws after the Bucks' 110-102 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night. After going 4 for 15 from the line, Antetokounmpo returned to...

Mom Who Urged Daughter to Punch Opponent Must Pay Up

Latira Shonty Hunt ordered to pay $9K in restitution

(Newser) - Update: The woman who instructed her 14-year-old daughter to hit an opposing player during a basketball game, an act that resulted in a concussion, will have to pay. A judge this week ruled that Latira Shonty Hunt, 44, of La Puente, Calif., must pay $9,000 in restitution; write a...

NBA Makes Unusual Move for Election Day

No games will be played on November 8, to encourage voting

(Newser) - The NBA will release its 2022-23 schedule on Wednesday, but one day is already known to be a blank slate—November 8. As in, Election Day. The league announced Tuesday that no teams will play that day in order to encourage people to vote, reports Politico . Instead, all 30 teams...

Griner's Lawyers Show Court a Doctor's Note

In letter, doctor recommended WNBA star use medical cannabis for pain

(Newser) - Brittney Griner's trial resumed in Khimki, Russia, on Friday, and a key defense argument tied her apparent use of vape cartridges to her health. Reuters reports that in the fourth hearing for the WNBA star, her lawyers told the court that Griner had been authorized to use medical cannabis...

NBA Player's Wife on Instagram: 'I Can't Be Silent Anymore'

Charlotte Hornets' Miles Bridges charged with domestic violence; spouse posts photos online

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested for felony domestic violence, and on Friday, his wife headed to Instagram to weigh in on what's been going on. Mychelle Johnson posted a series of photos showing apparent injuries from the alleged attack, which the LAPD says took place...

He Was an NBA First-Round Pick in 2017, Is Now Dead at 25

Caleb Swanigan was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round that year

(Newser) - Former NBA player Caleb Swanigan died Monday night at a Fort Wayne, Indiana, hospital at age 25. Swanigan, Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 2015, was a standout player for the Purdue Boilermakers when he became a first-round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017, ESPN reports. During his...

LeBron James Gets His 'Biggest Milestone'

'Forbes' anoints him a billionaire, making him the first active NBA player to get there

(Newser) - Eight years ago, LeBron James told GQ that he was chasing his "biggest milestone"—achieving billionaire status. Mission accomplished, according to Forbes . The magazine now calculates James' worth to be $1 billion, making him the first active NBA player to reach the mark. Michael Jordan made the list...

Rubio Takes Issue With NBA Call for Gun Reform

Miami Heat announcer makes 'strikingly strong' call

(Newser) - On Tuesday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made waves with his gun reform-focused press conference . On Wednesday, the Miami Heat made a similar move. Ahead of their playoff matchup against the Boston Celtics, the PA announcer kicked things off with this: "The Heat organization, the Boston Celtics,...

Another Ugly Incident Between Rival Fans, an NBA Player

Chris Paul of Phoenix Suns says mother was touched, wife was shoved in Dallas

(Newser) - This year's NBA playoffs have seen some high-profile nastiness between an NBA player and rival fans. But an incident during Sunday's game between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks might top that, because it involves a player's family. The Mavericks removed a fan for what it called...

Krzyzewski K-O'd: UNC Takes Out Coach, Duke
In Thrill-a-Minute Game,
UNC Beats Archrival Duke
final four

In Thrill-a-Minute Game, UNC Beats Archrival Duke

Mike Krzyzewski's career ends with 81-77 loss

(Newser) - For the 48th time over 47 years of unparalleled coaching, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski took the slow walk to midcourt and shook the hand of North Carolina's coach who beat him. This was the 258th, most consequential and maybe, just maybe, the very best meeting between these teams, whose...

First Footage of Detained WNBA Star Surfaces

Russia extends detention of Brittney Griner until at least May 19

(Newser) - For WNBA star Brittney Griner, there will be no quick release from Russia . A court in Moscow on Thursday extended her detention until May 19 as an investigation into drug charges against her continue, reports CNN . The 31-year-old, who plays in Russia during the WBNA offseason, was arrested at a...

Ala. Governor Steps In Over Varsity Team's 'Troubling' Forfeit

Kay Ivey wants answers on why time change request on Sabbath couldn't be accommodated

(Newser) - It was the best season ever for the Oakwood Adventist Academy's varsity boy's basketball team in Huntsville, Ala., and they were excited to be heading to regional semifinals last weekend. That game never happened, though, and now the state's governor is intervening over what the team says...

Video of Youth Coach's Attack on Ref Goes Viral

California coach was fired the next day

(Newser) - A youth basketball coach has lost his job and could face charges after setting a terrible example for his 10-year-old players. Video of the coach lunging at the referee and putting his hands around his neck went viral after the Saturday incident at Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., KTLA...

High School Coach Suspended After 92-4 Win: 'No Mercy'

Conn. girls basketball coach Jason Kirck slammed for unsportsmanlike conduct

(Newser) - If your basketball team is winning by, say, 30 points, it's usually considered unsportsmanlike to keep making fast breaks and shooting three-pointers. Jason Kirck is finding out the hard way what happens when you violate that often-unspoken sports etiquette to the extreme. The coach was handed a suspension after...

Stephen Curry Sets Record for 3-Pointers
Steph Curry
Notches Another
Big NBA Stat
UPDATED

Steph Curry Notches Another Big NBA Stat

He now has 3,000 3-pointers

(Newser) - Update: Two weeks after setting the NBA record for 3-pointers, Steph Curry had another big night Tuesday when the Golden State Warriors player became the first player in league history to make 3,000 3-pointers, the AP reports. Even so, the Denver Nuggets beat the Warriors 89-86. Video of No....

Disarray Due to COVID in Sports World Continues

NBA postpones 5 mores games, NHL shuts down 2 more teams

(Newser) - The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers, raising the number of contests that have been pushed back this season to seven, the AP reports. Called off were three Sunday games: Cleveland at Atlanta, Denver at Brooklyn and New...

Nets to Let Irving, Still Unvaxxed, Play in Some Games

'We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players,' says GM Sean Marks

(Newser) - Update: Unless Kyrie Irving decides to get vaxxed, you won't be seeing him play for the Nets in Brooklyn anytime soon. You will, however, be able to catch him on the road in certain away games, after the NBA team announced Friday they'd be bringing their All-Star guard...

LeBron James Hit With $15K Fine for Obscene Gesture

This after he'd been suspended earlier in the week for hitting Detroit center Isaiah Stewart in the face

(Newser) - On Friday, LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language. James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night, reports the AP . He'd...

An Unfortunate First for LeBron James
LeBron James
Suspended for
First Time

LeBron James Suspended for First Time

One-game suspension issued after strike to opponent's face

(Newser) - During the Los Angeles Lakers' Sunday game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James' arm made contact with opponent Isaiah Stewart's face, leading to blood, a game stoppage, and both players being ejected from the game—just the second time James has ever been ejected. And now, for the first...

NBA Player's Video Ticks Off China
NBA Player
Slams China,
and Fallout
Is Immediate
the rundown

NBA Player Slams China, and Fallout Is Immediate

Celtics games are blacked out after Enes Kanter speaks out on Tibet

(Newser) - The NBA's already-iffy relations with China are being tested with another controversy over free speech. In this case, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter called Chinese leader Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and voiced his support for Tibet in a tweeted video , reports Reuters . In response, China has blacked...

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